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Make Good Use Of The Weather This Weekend

Make Good Use Of The Weather This Weekend

Gull New Zealand celebrates the weekend of predicted sunshine by discounting petrol by 5 cents per litre

Auckland, 28 August 2008 - There is going to be sunshine! After what was months of endless rain the weather has cleared and the weekend is screaming to be made the most of.

To celebrate the sunshine, Gull will discount petrol by 5c a litre from 3pm today until 3pm tomorrow to help the Kiwi motorist get out there this weekend.

Dave Bodger, General Manager of Gull New Zealand says that he is thrilled the sun has finally come out and weekends away are a potential again.

"It's the first inkling of spring, and with a 4 metre base at Whakapapa what a superb weekend of sunshine it will be, and what a great opportunity to get out and go somewhere, wherever that may be," says Bodger

The weather this weekend is predicted to be sunny on both Saturday and Sunday, a change from the previous month's record rain falls across the country, and as the New Zealand Herald reported on August 22, Auckland has not seen a dry weekend since May.

"Gull New Zealand wants to help you get to the beach, to the mountain, to the park or wherever it is you are going this weekend by discounting petrol by 5c," says Bodger. "Have a great weekend and make the most of it."

The 5 cent discount is available at all Gull company operated service stations and builds on other discounts that Gull has consistently delivered to ensure Kiwi motorists receive lower fuel prices and choice when filling up.

Bodger also points out that motorists and Gull customers can benefit even further from the existing discount if they hold discount vouchers from Progressive store promotions.

Gull in New Zealand

Gull started operations in New Zealand with the building of a state of the art terminal in Mount Maunganui in 1998. Tanks were relocated from Marsden Point by barge, a feat the opposition said was "impossible". Gull made the first retail sales of petrol in 1999 and has grown the network to 32 branded sites.

Gull was the first company to introduce low sulphur diesel to the New Zealand market bringing environmental benefits well ahead of the opposition. Gull is the only independent oil company operating in New Zealand and is credited with keeping the fuel market competitive and giving savings to the Kiwi motorist. .

About Gull Petroleum

Gull Petroleum was founded in 1976 with a single service station by a group of business people in Western Australia who saw the potential for an independent supplier. Rationalisation by the major oil companies at the time offered Gull the opportunity of obtaining sites considered unviable by the multi-nationals.

Adherence to a philosophy of low cost management, prudent investment decisions and a carefully planned marketing strategy enabled Gull to increase its number of outlets to thirty-five by 1984, when ownership of the company was consolidated with the Rae family.

Without much fanfare, Gull has expanded its network to nearly 100 service stations. It has become a serious player, offering a real choice for motorists in an extremely competitive market. The company remains today a fully family owned operation.

The Gull Group of Companies has grown from a small business to a modern, dynamic organisation of significance in the Australian and New Zealand petroleum industries. Furthermore, through Gull's aggressive marketing approach, a planned increase in market share will herald the strengthening of the Gull name in Australia and New Zealand.


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